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New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana.

New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana.

Language:

English


Episodes

Where Y’Eat: For Saints Fans, New Game Plan Starts at the Table

9/10/2020
The coronavirus crisis has altered nearly every corner of social life, local tradition and business norms. The next example is a New Orleans experience that intersects all of these realms: Saints football.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: In Hard Times, New Orleans Restaurants Still Rise to Help After Hurricane Laura

9/3/2020
People in Louisiana are renowned for food, from top restaurants to tailgate cooking. But no culinary magic is required for the most important meals we ever put on a plate: the ones we serve to others in need. Once again many people in Louisiana have been thrust into that position by Hurricane Laura.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: Food Memories from Katrina with a Message for Hard Times Today

8/27/2020
Food isn’t the first thing that comes to mind on Hurricane Katrina anniversaries. And yet, for me, the story of how New Orleans people fought their way back after Katrina is entwined with tales of our food. These are sense memories, anchored somewhere latent and deep, involuntarily evoked now by everyday life in this city.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: As Restaurant Scene Changes, New Pop-ups Show Something That Endures

8/20/2020
Pop-up restaurants have always been a fluid part of the local food scene. The coronavirus crisis has radically reordered their landscape, yet still they continue, often forging new partnerships with restaurant operators who are desperately fighting to save their own businesses.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: New Orleans Dining Adapts to Outdoors, Even in Summer

8/13/2020
When the summer sun finally slipped under a roofline, the sky was the same coral pink as the boiled shrimp on the outdoor tables at Seither’s Seafood. The bottle caps twisting off a fresh round of longneck beers sounded like a sigh of relief as the hot day mellowed into evening.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: Takeout to Carry on a Long Tradition at Brigtsen’s

8/6/2020
The menu at Brigtsen’s Restaurant has always told stories. Between the brown butter, bright remoulade and smoky gumbo you can read the heritage of Louisiana food, the evolution of the modern New Orleans restaurant and friendships reaching back generations. Right now, the menu at Brigtsen‘s also tells a story of our times, all packed for takeout.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: As Crisis Lengthens, How Long Can New Orleans Restaurants Hold On?

7/30/2020
At various points through the coronavirus crisis, New Orleans restaurants have figured out the shift to takeout only, how to manage limited occupancy, how to operate one day at a time. Now, the question for many is simply how much longer they can hold on.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: After Epic Restaurant K-Paul’s Closes, What Can Save Others?

7/23/2020
K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen made enormous contributions to the restaurant world. Perhaps now, even after it has served it last blackened fish, it can add one more to the list.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: Why Red Beans and Rice is the Dish for These Times

7/16/2020
I looked into the pot of Monday red beans simmering on my stove and felt a twinge of envy. There they were, hundreds of them, all clustered together. The beans had more company than I’ve seen in weeks. Maybe it’s silly to envy your own supper, but I miss the closeness of a New Orleans crowd.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: At a Small New Orleans Café, the Big Picture For What’s At Stake

7/9/2020
Café Porche & Snowbar is a small, low key Central City spot with good Creole flavors and a modern feel. People come for breakfast meetings, roll in for brunch or head over from the CBD for lunch. Kids stop by after school for snowballs from a stand built like a pint-sized fairy cottage trimmed in gingerbread and stocked with nectar.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: At Barrow’s Catfish, a Classic New Orleans Dish Recast for the Times

7/2/2020
Old family recipes endure in New Orleans, and one has carried on for generations from the old Barrow’s Shady Inn to the modern Barrow‘s Catfish. These days, it’s also part of an encouraging success story amid the coronavirus crisis.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: To Sustain Black-Owned Community Space Backatown, Food Steps Forward

6/25/2020
You’ve had BBQ shrimp six ways to Sunday. How about BBQ crawfish? Served over grits, buttery, boldly spicy, just a bit sweet, it's a signature flavor at Backatown Coffee Parlour. It’s also part of an effort to sustain a singular black-owned community space through the coronavirus crisis so that it can return to its original purpose, one badly in need now.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: On Father’s Day, the Right Food Get Stories Flowing

6/18/2020
My dad cooked breakfast a lot when I was growing up. Pancakes were big, but no matter what he made the meal usually included a little baloney, and I don’t mean the sandwich meat.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: For NOLA Art Bar, Food as a Bridge to Convene a Community

6/11/2020
Change, uplift, expression. Some ideas now coursing through this moment in history are the same that inspired the transformation of a once-familiar spot in the Marigny. It’s one black entrepreneur's vision at the convergence of art, literature and civic interaction, balanced by a nice cocktail or two.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: How Black New Orleans Restaurants Comprise a Community

6/4/2020
A good restaurant tip is gold in this town. New Orleans people covet them, cultivate them, exchange them. But when it comes to one particularly rich vein of restaurant intel, the response by some tells me they aren’t thinking with their bellies, or that maybe the trouble is in their hearts. These are lists of black-owned restaurants that regularly circulate on social media.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: Getting a Taste of the New Normal in New Orleans Restaurants

5/28/2020
Every time I walk into a dining room now I pause and take a good look around. Then I remind myself to take a photo, for posterity. The images of New Orleans dining rooms as they reopen are snapshots of these strange times, with tables scant and spaced, the staff wearing face masks. Some people have told me the photos look depressing. But that's not how these dining rooms actually feel after taking a seat in them.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y'Eat: How New Orleans Restaurants Survive Is Up to New Orleans

5/21/2020
The coronavirus fight has been brutal for the New Orleans hospitality industry, with massive job losses and sudden business closures. Looming over it all, there’s anguished foreboding for what this part of our community will look like on the other side of this. And yet there is hope. And that hope is us.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: As New Orleans Restaurants Reopen, the Real Fight Begins

5/14/2020
You can hear New Orleans cheering each time another of its favorite restaurants reopens in the coronavirus crisis. What I’m dreading is when New Orleans hears a different sound: the dull thud of the other shoe dropping.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: Devoid of Tourists, French Quarter Life Continues at Old Markets

5/7/2020
The French Quarter is normally the hurly-burly heart of New Orleans tourism. Now it’s quiet, and clean, like a postcard vision of itself. Visitors are gone. Parking is easy, though parking tickets endure. And here and there, this strange time is revealing the French Quarter neighborhood that persists beyond tourism.

Duration:00:01:59

Where Y’Eat: In Hard Times, Building the Culture We Celebrate When Good Times Roll

4/30/2020
With so much that we love in New Orleans shut down, it can feel like even our culture itself has shut down. But it’s quite the opposite.

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